News of the Past

100 Years Ago – November 29, 1912 DEATHS: Mrs. J. W. Tomlinson died at her home in North Louisville on Wednesday evening, November 27, 1912, after several weeks’ illness of slow fever. – On Monday evening about sundown, November 25, 1912, Mr. Henry M. McCully, about 50, dropped dead at Alexander’s blacksmith shop. He had just arrived to get a plow sharpened and was explaining what he wanted done when he pitched forward into the shop door. The doctor was called, but he was dead – heart failure or apoplexy. – We were just informed of the death yesterday of Mr. W. R. Crowell, one of the oldest citizens in the Boon neighborhood.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fair, a fine girl on the 24th. – Mr. W. R. Hull reports the slaughter of a nice seventeen month old pig, weighing in at 440 pounds. – Two of Mr. W. J. Tomlinson’s children are very ill with fever, we regret to say.

HINZE: Old Uncle Billie Hamilton dropped dead last Tuesday evening while cutting wood at his home, he being one of the oldest men in the county. He was in his 110th year. His remains were laid at rest in old Nebo grave yard Friday morning. – As the cold weather continues the people have finished their gathering and the good old hog killing has arrived. – The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burkes is improving at this writing. – Mr. “Laz” Tollison of Leake county spent a part of last week in our community making syrup. 75 Years Ago – November 26, 1937

FRONT PAGE: Highway 15 Completed to Highway 80 at Newton Louisville now connected with Old Mexico with hard surface highway. Connections east and west with United States.

A large number of relatives of the Ellison Ridge community attended the birthday dinner last Sunday, given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Crowell of Louisville, in honor of Mr. George Crowell. Everyone reported a very enjoyable time.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Waits of Morton spent Thanksgiving here with Mrs. Wait’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Burton. – Mr. and Mrs. Tully Rhodes have as their guests Mrs. H. L. Germany of Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs. V. Y. Rhodes of Bay Minette, Ala. – Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Files and children attended the ball game at Ole Miss Thursday. MARRIAGES: Mr. Hubert L. Cockrell and Miss Dezree Smith were married Saturday night, November 20 at the Baptist parsonage in Noxapater, Rev. C. C. Weaver officiating.

NOXAPATER: Many fine porkers have been slaughtered during the cold weather we have been experiencing the last week. – Mrs. E. K. Clifton of Ethel visited Mrs. Charley Riley here the past week. – Mr. and Mrs. Colbert of Osceola, Ark. are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Permenter this week.

DEATHS: Mrs. Mary Jane Pope , 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Barnes, in Noxapater at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Neshoba county, moving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobby, one of the pioneer families, to Old Plattsburg, when a small girl. Only in the last few years has she lived in Noxapater.

We are indebted to Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Landers for some of the largest and finest Rutabaga turnips we have seen in a long time. In fact, the Rutabaga turnip is the only turnip this time of year that touches the spot just right, especially if one has slaughtered a porker.